Let’s pur­sue in­de­pen­dent diplo­macy and re­al­ize the great dream

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - COMMENT -

An in­de­pen­dent for­eign pol­icy di­rected to­ward peace ex­er­cised by the coun­try, is also ad­her­ing to Mao Ze­dong Thought’s fun­da­men­tal line of in­de­pen­dence. We should hold aloft the ban­ner of peace, de­vel­op­ment, co­op­er­a­tion and win-win out­comes for all, pro­mote ex­change and co­op­er­a­tion with other coun­tries, de­fend world peace and pro­mote com­mon de­vel­op­ment based on the Five Prin­ci­ples of Peace­ful Co­ex­is­tence and on the ba­sis of equal­ity and mu­tual ben­e­fits.

China must de­cide its stance and poli­cies on all in­ter­na­tional is­sues ac­cord­ing to right or wrong, stand firm for fair­ness and jus­tice and re­spect the rights of the peo­ple of other coun­tries to in­de­pen­dently de­cide their de­vel­op­ment paths. We shall never im­pose our will on other peo­ple nor shall we tol­er­ate oth­ers im­pos­ing their will on us.

China ad­vo­cates solv­ing in­ter­na­tional dis­putes through peace­ful means and op­poses any form of hege­mony and power pol­i­tics. We don’t seek hege­mony or en­gage in mil­i­tary ex­pan­sion now or in the fu­ture. We are de­ter­mined to de­fend our sovereignty, se­cu­rity and de­vel­op­ment in­ter­ests. No for­eign coun­try should ex­pect China to trade its core in­ter­ests or ac­cept any at­tempt to jeop­ar­dize its sovereignty, se­cu­rity and de­vel­op­ment in­ter­ests.

Mak­ing greater con­tri­bu­tions to hu­mankind

The Chi­nese na­tion has had a dream — to re­al­ize the great re­ju­ve­na­tion of the Chi­nese na­tion and make greater con­tri­bu­tions to hu­mankind.

The re­al­iza­tion of the dream en­tails stead­fast ef­forts for re­form and open­ing-up. China would not be the emerg­ing power it is to­day and would not have been look­ing at a promis­ing fu­ture with­out re­form and open­ing-up.

The Third Plenum of the 18th CPC Cen­tral Com­mit­tee has given the call for com­pre­hen­sively deep­en­ing re­form. We should con­stantly deepen our un­der­stand­ing of the laws gov­ern­ing re­form and open­ing-up, boldly con­front the chal­lenges ahead and res­o­lutely get rid of all the sys­tem­atic draw­backs, to brighten the prospect for so­cial­ism with Chi­nese char­ac­ter­is­tics.

Mao Ze­dong had a vi­sion that the Chi­nese na­tion, with its high as­pi­ra­tions and ca­pa­bil­ity, will even­tu­ally catch up with and over­take the ad­vanced world in terms of de­vel­op­ment. To re­al­ize that goal, we should, as Mao said, pro­ceed with­out haste even when clouds scud across the sky, and not rest un­til our aim is at­tained. Let our peo­ple of all eth­nic­i­ties unite, be res­o­lute, fear no sac­ri­fice and over­come ev­ery dif­fi­culty in the cause of so­cial­ism with Chi­nese char­ac­ter­is­tics to re­al­ize the re­ju­ve­na­tion of the na­tion.

China ad­vo­cates solv­ing in­ter­na­tional dis­putes through peace­ful means and op­poses any form of hege­mony and power pol­i­tics. We don’t seek hege­mony or en­gage in mil­i­tary ex­pan­sion.

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